Strong line-up for Golden Shears

Rowland Smith on his way to winning the All Nations Open Shearing Final in Southland in February. He will be back in ...

New Zealand shearing's big guns are coming to town, but there are some dark horses who could surprise.

Wetlands filter water on farm

Bryce McKenzie stands on the edge of one of 15  hectares of wetlands he has created on his family's Pomahaka dairy farm ...

Farmer Bryce McKenzie is also a fly fisherman and duck shooter, so he's keen to keep waterways clean.

Lifeblood of horse racing video

Bob McArdle

Syndication is keeping New Zealand racing going, says an industry veteran.

It's a busy life down on the farm

"Chewing the fat" over lunch at the farm walk at Turimawiwi.

OPINION: People often ask "what do you do out there in the country?''

Great staff key to farm's success

Corrine Rushbrooke's Reporoa farm.

It's been a steep learning curve for Corrine Rushbrooke since her husband died 3 years ago.

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opinion

It's a busy life down on the farm

"Chewing the fat" over lunch at the farm walk at Turimawiwi.

OPINION: People often ask "what do you do out there in the country?''

Farming behind the scenes

Andrew Morrison writes about the important role of sheep and beef farmers.

Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

Rampant rates anger farmers

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

Beef bulls valuable for dairy

Dairy beef steer calves at Limestone Down Station near Port Waikato, which are part of a study looking at the value of ...

6 min ago  Mating high merit beef bulls to dairy cows is paying off in a Waikato study.

From why to how

DairyNZ's Nicola McHaffie has discovered her career niche assisting dairy farmers.

An advertisement for a sharemilker in Taranaki stated that "No co-habiting couples need apply." (File photo)

Wanted: man and wife

9 min ago  De facto couples need not apply for this farming job.

advice

Wet summer takes toll on dairy farmers

Dairy NZ  runs a once a day milking seminar for southern North Island farmers.  Billy Finnigan, 3, attended the seminar, ...

A wet summer is putting pressure on even once a day dairy farmers.

Feilding's town effluent goes on farms

New irrigators to spread town effluent on farmland to meet resource consent.

Al McCone: The good thing about the new legislations is that it has raised everyone's awareness and we have been able to ...

Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

The new health and safety laws for farms are a year old and is it a coincidence that farmer deaths are down?

aquaculture

Fishing methods concern

Recreational fisherman Doug Kinnon says he's never seen a commercial operation like this.

Spotter planes, helicopters and dye are being used in commercial fishing in the Far North.

MPI roadshow fails to hook crowds

Marlborough Sounds residents to provide their own impact assessment of relocating salmon farms.

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.

beef

Beef bulls valuable for dairy

Dairy beef steer calves at Limestone Down Station near Port Waikato, which are part of a study looking at the value of ...

4 min ago  Mating high merit beef bulls to dairy cows is paying off in a Waikato study.

Farmers win second look at water plan

Waikato farmers are pleased with the willingness of councillors to listen to their concerns.

Sheep farmers have got something to smile about as lamb prices come off a low mark.

Lamb prices take an unexpected turn

2:46 PM  Lamb prices have picked up from their low to the relief of sheep farmers.

Sheep

Chilled lamb season over

Alliance Group's Easter chilled lamb program has ended.

4:23 PM  The Easter chilled lamb program filled for another year.

Lamb prices take an unexpected turn

2:46 PM  Lamb prices have picked up from their low to the relief of sheep farmers.

BMX champion Sarah Walker judges lamb at a recent Glammies awards in Wanaka.

Farmers vie for 'glammies'

4:16 PM  New Zealand's finest sheep farmers compete for who can produce the tastiest lamb.

cropping

Carrfields link for no till drill

(from left) Dr John Baker, CEO/Chairman of Baker No-Tillage, Bill Ritchie, General Manager, Baker No-Tillage, Guy ...

The Feilding developers of a cross slot drill have teamed up with Carrfields.

These guys know their onions

A Marlborough onion grower's decision to use people, not machines, to harvest this year's crop is paying off.

Robinson sprays fire retardant on the hill above Kennedy's Bush during his efforts to help fight the Port Hills fire.

Pilot rises to challenge

Top-dressing pilot says fighting Port Hills fires "not that different to everyday work".

agribusiness

Beef bulls valuable for dairy

Dairy beef steer calves at Limestone Down Station near Port Waikato, which are part of a study looking at the value of ...

6 min ago  Mating high merit beef bulls to dairy cows is paying off in a Waikato study.

Lamb prices take an unexpected turn

2:46 PM  Lamb prices have picked up from their low to the relief of sheep farmers.

Investing in apiculture could offer Gisborne a sweet economic boost.

More bees, please

3:31 PM  More honey could mean more money for the Gisborne region.

Discovery

Sharing the excitement of science

AgResearch scientist Louise Hennessy

A young scientist delights in passing on her passion for science to schoolchildren.

All aboard regulation train

Rob Mitchell talks to a straight-shooting scientist who realises that progress doesn't come without a certain amount of unhappiness.

Irina Boiarkina, of the University of Auckland, rock-climbing during a visit to Squamish, Canada.

Treasure in a mountain of data

Rob Mitchell talks to a scientist who loves solving mathematical problems.

rural women

It's a busy life down on the farm

"Chewing the fat" over lunch at the farm walk at Turimawiwi.

OPINION: People often ask "what do you do out there in the country?''

Silent killers find new home

OPINION: No more blisters or chemicals, just a silent killer.

Around 170 people attended the field day at Simon and Lynda Harvey's property Glen Orkney, Awatere Valley.

High country farmers 'pushed back to the hills'

The Marlborough region had lost 25,000ha of flat pastoral land in the past three decades due to land use changes as the traditional sheep farmer had been "pushed back to the hills".

Video

Small town NZ to struggle

Big cities and popular areas will grow but the outlook's grim for some regions, report says.

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